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SESSION CODE : #SEC309. James Bannan @ jamesbannan Unlock the power of User Device Affinity in SCCM 2012. #SEC309 Agenda. What is User Device Affinity (UDA)? What makes UDA possible? Intelligent Application Deployment. What is User Device Affinity?.

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James Bannan


Unlock the power of User Device Affinity in SCCM 2012

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#SEC309 Agenda

  • What is User Device Affinity (UDA)?

  • What makes UDA possible?

  • Intelligent Application Deployment

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What is User Device Affinity?

“Af-fin-i-ty”, noun:

Similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship

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What is User Device Affinity?

  • Matches users to workstations

  • Many/many relationship

  • Allows elegant and intelligent application delivery

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UDA Scenario - The Executive

  • Business-driven

  • Doesn’t care about corporate IT

  • Considers every PC a personal resource

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UDA Scenario - The Junior Team

  • Not allocated individual machines

  • Share a resource pool

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What Makes UDA Possible?

  • User/Device Collection Equivalence

  • Primary User/Primary Device

  • New Application Model

  • Software Catalog (Catalogue! wince…)

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User CollectionsDiscovery

  • Polls multiple OUs for users/groups

  • Delta discovery every 5 minutes

  • Can discover extended AD attributes

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User CollectionsEquivalence

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User CollectionsMembership

  • Direct Rule

  • Query Rule (WQL)

  • Include (collection)

  • Exclude (collection)

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Primary User/Primary DeviceAssignment Options

  • Admin-specified

  • User-specified

  • CM client-specified

  • OSD-specified

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Primary User/Primary DeviceAdmin-specified

  • Individual assignments via Admin UI

  • Bulk CSV import

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Primary User/Primary DeviceUser-specified

  • Self-service via Software Catalog

  • Controlled via Client Settings (default disabled)

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Primary User/Primary DeviceCMclient-determined

  • Disabled by default

  • Usage creates Affinity Requests in Admin UI

  • Different settings for different collections

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Primary User/Primary DeviceOSD-specified

  • New SCCM variables for UDA:

    • SMSTSAssignUsersMode

    • SMSTSUDAUsers

  • “OSD Defined” in Admin UI

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New Application Model

  • Multiple Deployment Types per application (eg: MSI, App-V)

  • Deployment Type Priorities

  • Dependencies

  • Supercedence

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New Application Model

  • Not available for “Classic” Programs

  • Custom appearance in Software Catalog

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Software CatalogUser’sView

  • Shows applications assigned to users

  • Common across all systems

  • Allows users to install/request applications

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Software CatalogInfrastructure

  • Uses Service Point and Site Point server roles

  • Multiple sites possible

  • Externally-accessible

  • Default site controlled by agent and defined in Client Settings

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Intelligent Application Deployment

  • Deploy Application to User Collection

  • Use Primary Device test to differentiate Deployment Types

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Satisfied Users FTW

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